Much Needed Rain from Nate
A soaking rain moved into the Finger Lakes overnight and continues Monday morning courtesy of the remains of Hurricane Nate.
Steady rain continues across most of the Finger Lakes as of 7amMonday, though the back edge of the precipitation is quickly approaching from the southwest.
The steady rain should taper to showers this morning, with showers ending from west to east during the midday and early afternoon hours.
Rain amounts are mostly beneficial and should not be excessive enough to produce flooding. Most areas will see between one and two inches total.
By this afternoon, the low pressure center should be directly over the Finger Lakes. South and east of the low, winds will be stronger, with gusts of 30 to perhaps 40 mph over some of the higher elevations. Wind gusts west of the low should be under 25 mph.
The stronger winds should set up roughly east of a Dansville-Geneva-Fulton line but should diminish later in the afternoon as the low passes through.
The air associated with this system is tropical in nature, so temperatures will remain warm with highs in the low 70s, despite plenty of cloud cover through the afternoon. Some parts of the far western Finger Lakes may be a bit cooler with highs closer to the upper 60s.
Quiet Tuesday, then Unsettled
High pressure will pass by to the north on Tuesday. Some lingering low-level moisture will keep some areas of clouds around, but the sun should come out as well.
Temperatures on Tuesday will remain mild, with highs again in the low to mid 70s.
Another area of low pressure will move in from the Great Lakes for the middle of the week. Clouds will increase through the first part of Wednesday with rain showers arriving later in the afternoon and evening.
The rain on Wednesday will generally be light before it tapers to scattered showers Wednesday night.
Scattered showers will then linger through much of Thursday and possibly some of Friday as well.
Temperatures will be a bit cooler with this system, with highs Wednesday and Thursday near or just above 60 degrees. Friday will be a bit warmer, with highs in the mid 60s.